Deep Freeze is a weekend retreat planned specifically for Jr High youth groups – that means lots of action in the snow, great food, dynamic chapel speakers and a full worship band – all to encourage youth in their walk with Christ! We take care of the programming so youth leaders can spend their time investing in relationships with their youth.
Finding God in every moment
Deep Freeze retreaters all come with their church youth groups and so there is a lot of time in the schedule for deepening friendships that will continue at home. There are also fun opportunities to mix with other youth groups and make new friends!
A full worship band and chapel speaker will provide opportunities to be encouraged and challenged in your faith journey. There is also time set aside in the schedule for Chillin' in Church groups - a time when each church youth group can spend time discussing what was taught in the chapels and how it applies to daily life.
We hope you like winter as much as we do, because if the weather cooperates, there will be an outdoor skating rink, a downhill tube run, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice-fishing, and plain old fun in the snow. Our program staff will provide some group games with all the youth groups and as well as help supervise free time activities where you can choose your own adventure.
Meet the Deep Freeze 1 Chapel Speaker!
Nick Dookheran is a Psychotherapist who leverages his curiosity to help the hurting and stuck. Before becoming a clinician, he spent 12 years in formal church ministry primarily working with young people and families. He is married to Natalie, owner of Roam Coffee in Bowmanville. When not working, Nick can be found spending time with friends, catching up on Formula 1, or staying active in some sort of fashion.
Cost of Retreat
$135 + HST
Retreat fees include all accommodations, meals and program options.
Accommodations are Toasty cabins or rooms in Grey Gables. They are fully winterized with washroom facilities (most include showers) and will be assigned by size of group.
Note: We are no longer offering Bring it ON! cabins for these winter retreats.
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